Douzelage Young Musicians 2020


The Municipality of Sušice and Douzelage Committee would like to invite you to participate in the 4th Douzelage Young Musicians Competition. The town of Sušice warmly welcomes young musicians to our beautiful area in the Czech Republic, which is situated near the border with Germany (only 70 kilometres from Bad Kötzting).

The Young Musicians Competition will be held from the 28th of June to the 3rd of July 2020. We welcome 3 musicians and 1 accompanying adult (pianist) from each of the 10 Douzelage towns (including Sušice) to participate in the following music disciplines: Piano, Solo singing, Strings and Wind instruments (both Woodwinds and Brass).

Young musicians who are interested in participating should be 14–18 years of age. Participants should have completed at least Grade 6 in their instrument. Groups will be accommodated and boarded at our expenses. Participants only need to pay for their personal travel expenses.

If you are interested, please confirm your participation by sending an email to Eva Beníšková ( by the end of July 2019. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. On the first day of your arrival in Prague, we would like to offer you a guided sightseeing tour of our beautiful capital city. Once we arrive in Sušice, except of the competition itself, our plan is to rehearse a common composition piece with all participants. This will be presented during the final concert.

Other than the three-day competition we will also bring participants to the Šumava Mountains for a one-day trip. We are thrilled to be hosting Young Musicians Competition and working hard to prepare unforgettable experience for young musicians from our Douzelage community.